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BC TRAINING

British Carriagedriving have a number of UKCC (UK Coaching Certificate) qualified coaches throughout the country.

Visit the BC training page to help you get in touch with a coach near you.

Tel. 0845 643 2116
email us
 

 

  TRY HORSE DRIVING TRIALS !

You can try carriage driving for yourself.

We have a list of approved centres where UKCC qualified instructors can provide an experienced
horse or pony turnout and take you through the paces of a driving trials competition.

Find a "Try Driving" centre near you:

LOCATION MAP   CONTACT    
Wallcott, Lincolnshire     Anna Sadler 07801 577837 sadler.anna@yahoo.co.uk
Attleborough, Norfolk     Lindsey Paice 07721 833730 tyas5@aol.com
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire     Teresa MacLeod 07740 707729  
Bolton, Lancashire     Margaret Brockie 07801 494588 margaretbrockie@talktalk.net
Wakefield, West Yorkshire     Judy Hilditch 07786 727570 judyhilditch@janton.demon.co.uk
Witham, Essex     David Taylor 07771 902027 carriagehouse@btinternet.com
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire     Angela Flanagan 07740 707729 amflan@hotmail.com
Great Canfield, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1JU   Minta Winn 07771 900100 aramintawinn@btinternet.com
Great Canfield, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1JU   Wilf Bowman-Ripley 07802 899004 wbrcarriages@aol.com
Cranleigh, Surrey     Jo Rennison 07711 929713 jo.rennison@btopenworld.com
Rolleston, Leicester     Sarah Jane Williams 07725 103596 sjcheekymare@btinternet.com
Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3DH   Sara Howe 07961 314941 showe45951@btinternet.com
Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5GA   Sue Mart 07778 496587 sue@bennington.co.uk
Gowerton, Swansea     Rowena Moyse 07801 836286 rowena@rowena-moyse.com
Tiverton, Devon EX15 3TW   Mark Broadbent 07850 866532 enquiries@fenixcarriages.co.uk
 
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Driving Clubs

There are many Driving Clubs throughout the country, affiliated to British Carriagedriving. These clubs organise training and practice sessions at local level and provide the best way for beginners to get involved in the sport.

Newcomers are encouraged to join a club to benefit from the experience of more advanced drivers and use facilities offered by the club.

To find your nearest driving club, we have an interactive Map of Affiliated Driving Clubs for the whole of the UK and a List of Affiliated Clubs with their contact details.

Most driving clubs have their own websites, which are listed on our links page.

Or you may want to contact the British Carriagedriving office to put you in touch with your nearest driving club.

Volunteers

Every competition needs a small army of people who help to organise and run it. Usually unpaid volunteers, they take on jobs like timekeepers at the start and finish and in the obstacles, ring stewards in the dressage and cones, score collectors and scorers, writers for judges, course builders, gate stewards and stabling managers.

Competitors, particularly those with teams of horses, always need grooms and assistants.

There are endless opportunities for anyone who likes to help out and spend three exciting days being part of the competition team.

Find out more about volunteering at:

www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk

 

Groom and Navigator

Every competition turnout must carry a groom (four-in-hand teams must have two grooms).

During the dressage phase the groom accompanies the driver in case of emergencies (broken harness etc.)

But during the marathon stage they are a vital part of the team, helping the driver stay on course, guiding him through the obstacles as well as balancing the vehicle on tight turns and uneven ground by shifting their weight.

 

 

If you would like to know more about this fast moving
and rapidly growing sport, please contact:
British Carriagedriving,
East Overhill, Stewarton, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 5JT
TEL: 0845 643 2116
Email : email@britishcarriagedriving.co.uk

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DRIVING TRIALS AND HOW TO GET STARTED

The British Carriagedriving website has a wealth of information about driving trials competitions, training and how to get started.

GUIDELINES FOR NEWCOMERS
This article explains how competitions work and what you need to get going

RULES - QUICK REFERENCE
A simplified version of the rules for Horse Driving Trials

TRAINING
Qualified instructors in many parts of the UK will help you to get started.

DRIVING CLUBS
Throughout the country, driving clubs will give assistance to newcomers and let them experience driving trials first hand.